Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by CaracasBass, Jul 18, 2001.

  1. Roundwound

    124 vote(s)
  2. Flatwound

    34 vote(s)
  3. Groundwound

    3 vote(s)
  4. I use carrots for strings

    4 vote(s)
  5. Im a bass god and dont need trival things like strings

    1 vote(s)
  6. other

    1 vote(s)
  1. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Which is your favorite kind of strings (brand, type, etc etc etc)??

    I prefer roundwounds because the brigth sound last longer
    Now I´m using Dean Markley Blue Steel, I like them more than ernie ball or Dáddario.
  2. DR's and GHS boomers.
  3. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    I just put some Dean Markley Nickel Plated Blue Steels on and they sound awesome but unfortunately it seems they've discontinued the nickel-plated ones.
  4. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Rotosound RS88-LD tapewound

    T/I AB344 roundwound phosphorbronze on nylon core

    T/I JF344 flatwound

    T/I JR344 roundwound :eek:
  5. roundwounds right now, but im plaining to try some flats
  6. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    Even though my opinion changes quite often, for now I like Ernie ball Power slinkys on my p-bass and the Dean Markley Blue steel on my Jazz 5.
  7. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    For roundwonds: nickel or, in a pinch, stainless, DR Lo Riders. Flats: D'adarrio chromes or EB's. I have no favorite winding. This week I'm using RW"s, next week it could be flats. I switch very often.
  8. seamus

    seamus Guest

    Feb 8, 2001
    DR Lo Riders (stainless)
    Rotosound RS66 (stainless)
  9. Jeb


    Jul 22, 2001

    I use their 035-090 nickel wounds on my Ric and will try the 040-095s on my jazz bass next time.
    Very bright and punchy - well suited to the Ric tone that I'm after and they play wonderful.

    $10.50 a set (no shipping charges).
  10. oozon

    oozon Guest

    Aug 11, 2001
    Sweden, Malmo
    DR Hi-Beams 45-125 or LaBella Hard Rockin' Steels (45-128) for my 35" Ibanez BTB 5 string.
  11. steinbergerxp2

    steinbergerxp2 Guest

    Jul 11, 2001
    LaBella Hand Polished Quarter Rounds
    GHS Brite Flats
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  12. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    La Bella Hard Rockin' Steels come standard on Lakland basses, ya know :D

    Im using Elixir nano web 45-100 on my bass right now and I dont really like them. Im gonna switch to blue steels if they ever wear out. :(
  13. FalsehoodBass

    FalsehoodBass Guest

    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    is groundwound a joke, or some string type i don't know about?
  14. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I included them because they are mentioned in Bass Gear (special edition) from Bass Player Magazine in a review called "A guide to bass strings" ....
    maybe you know them as "halfround" strings.......
  15. FalsehoodBass

    FalsehoodBass Guest

    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    that i do.. thankyou very much
  16. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    No problem!!!!
    I should wrote halfrounds on the poll instead of groundwounds.... :D
  17. DR Highbeams, I love them:D
    The guitarists I play with use a very crisp distortion, so I try to use a very natural and attacking tone, and the Highbeams sound really alive! A bit expensive though:(
  18. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Lakland Joe Osborn flats on my 4 and 5.
  19. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Dean Markley medium gauge SR2000's.

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    :confused:Why is there a Will Lee signature set for 6 string, when he doesn't play the 6?:confused:
  20. Roundwound Roto 66's are my all time favourite. I also like Trace Elliot roundwounds an Warwick Red labels

    I despise Elites - I break 'em too often!

    I do want to try ground/half round, and I believe Roto do a Pressure wound - these are roundwound that are rolled between high pressure rollers. The result is a 'flat' wound type string in feel , and a roundwound type string in sound! Allegedly!!

    Edited - To get my facts right!